The criteria the BOE and its administrators established for its Math Partnership experts was clearly set forth. The very first point being as follows:
* Sees both sides of the mathematics controversy – neither “reform” nor “traditional”
They distributed this to the public and placed it on the district website. Then they went and placed the darling of reform math Nancy Schultz on the expert partnership panel. To our dismay, her selection fails to meet their number one criteria. And that’s just the beginning.
I ask our education leaders — what are we to make of this? Do you ever mean what you say or say what you mean? As a collective, you still wonder why you fail so spectacularly to adequately communicate with the public. A wise man once said: to communicate successfully, you must first speak the truth. Is this just too hard a lesson to follow?